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Connecting Like Jesus

Connecting Like Jesus
Author: Tony Campolo - Mary Albert Darling
ISBN 13: 9780470431023
ISBN 10: 470431024
Edition: 1
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
List Price: $21.95

Praise for Connecting Like Jesus

"Tony Campolo is among our most able communicators today, and Mary Darling is known for her exceptional skill in soul care. Together they have crafted a book that can help us all be with each other in radically loving ways." —Richard J. Foster, author, Celebration of Discipline and Streams of Living Water

"Tony Campolo...opens to the reader a treasure house of wisdom for communicating the gospel, and Mary Darling demonstrates a profound instinct on how to care for other souls....A gem for anyone who wants to serve God more powerfully."—Dr. Robert H. Schuller, founding pastor and preacher, Crystal Cathedral and the Hour of Power

"This book contains some wonderful tools you can't afford to miss. Not only will it strengthen you as a communicator, but it will empower you to love people more deeply."—Margaret Feinberg, author, Scouting the Divine and The Sacred Echo (www.margaretfeinberg.com)

"Darling and Campolo have crafted a book that is good for the soul and will help reproduce a new generation of preachers and prophets." —Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and recovering sinner (www.thesimpleway.org)

"A practical and inspiring treasure of skills and wisdom...for anyone who desires to communicate more faithfully and effectively in a media-rich, spiritually impoverished world." —Quentin J. Schultze, professor of communication, Calvin College; author, An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue

Publishers Weekly

Numerous opportunities for introspection, study, and practice in developing “holy habits” that foster Christ-like communication are presented in this well-organized and accessible guide. Coauthors Campolo and Darling (The God of Intimacy and Action) offer combined expertise in preaching, public speaking and spiritual direction, resulting in a thought-provoking, valuable resource for Christians seeking to engage in “spiritually charged communication.” They draw insights from the writing of John Wesley as well as from interviews conducted with contemporary Christian figures Brian McLaren, Mindy Caliguire, and Shane Claiborne to illuminate ways that Jesus’ ministry explicitly models how today’s Christians can live in “dynamic communion with God, ourselves, others and the world.” The authors apply a Christian lens to familiar communication techniques such as empathic listening, practicing forgiveness, and knowing one’s audience. For example, in noting the importance of self-awareness for loving communication, they quote Jesus’ admonition, “First take the log out of your own eye,” and then suggest several spiritual practices to help Christians identify personal strengths and weaknesses. This book’s blend of kindly spiritual insights and practical wisdom may well appeal to those beyond the target Christian audience. (June)